Why "Near" sounds the way it does: his name is Tim Fowler.

"Near" features an original  score written by Tim Fowler, an award-winning composer and sound engineer. What's more, the film's entire dialogue/performances were captured using ADR (audio dialogue replacement) which is almost unheard of. 

Most films use ADR as needed. In the case of "Near" it was used as its own special effect, giving the film the highest quality sound achievable. For those unfamiliar with ADR, this is a process in which the film's actors come into the recording studio and re-record the lines they did on set. That means EVERY line you hear in "Near" was actually recorded at Sound Asylum AFTER the shoot. This was insanely tedious and required a lot of skill on behalf of the actors. It also demanded tremendous patience from sound engineers Tim and Zach in order to match the on-camera lip sync perfectly.

And the film's sound design? Sound Asylum is responsible for that too, creating a continuously engaging sound scape for the film's various environments. 

 Taking a break with Tim during one of our marathon ADR sessions. 

Taking a break with Tim during one of our marathon ADR sessions. 

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